A downloadable visual novel for Windows and macOS

No Other Medicine is a short visual novel (roughly half an hour) created for the 2017 TyranoBuilder Spring Game Jam, with the theme of "fresh starts". It's about the potential beginning of a new friendship between Jess, a lonely and awkward PhD student, and Sybil, a snarky and sarcastic former student of the same university. It's mostly linear with a few dialogue choices, and contains a small amount of strong language and references to violence. I hope you enjoy it! Feel free to comment here or in the LemmaSoft thread if you have any feedback for me.


Writing - Jane Titor (janetitor.itch.io)

Sprite & CG Art - Mikomi Kisomi (mikomikisomi.itch.io)

Background Art - Uncle Mugen, Neo Himeism

Engine - TyranoBuilder Visual Novel Studio by STRIKEWORKS

Beta Testers - 8cccc9, Bunny Advocate

Music - "Flying Over Ancient Lands" and "92nd Floor" by Eric Matyas (soundimage.org), "Mysterious Jazzy BGM 100114" by N.C.H. (greenbearmusic.bandcamp.com), "Inner Light" and "Windswept" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.org). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0).

Fonts - Lionel of Paris by Lionel Pailloncy, Billion Stars by Måns Grebäck

Textbox Image Source - Smithsonian Institution

Quotations from Measure for Measure - William Shakespeare

PlatformsWindows, macOS
Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars
(4 total ratings)
AuthorJane Titor
GenreVisual Novel, Interactive Fiction


no_other_medicine_1.1-mac.zip 71 MB
no_other_medicine_1.1-windows.zip 67 MB

Development log


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... this is such a touching short story of Jeff and Sybil, both become consolation to each others of their discomfort about the life outside the academic title :')

Thanks for the comment! I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)